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  1. 10 points
    Stuie

    Steady day drifting the bay

    Lazy start with Geoff Lambert this morning and motored in friendly conditions to Bmth pier area - no mackerel so went to Boscombe pier - same result except for Geoff catching a tub double on the feathers. So it was to Southbourne to target plaice. They were few and far between - no doubt many have been unable to dodge the copious nets. However we pressed on to find tubs and grey gurnards and to great surprise a red mullet, plus the odd mackerel to the lazy line. Eventually a plaice put in an appearance - followed by several others - one of good size. As the day drew on we moved west and drifted near Boscombe pier and then Bmth pier where i latched into the smallest thornback ray i've ever seen. All in all a good day - fine weather and a northerly wind to make it even more comfortable.
  2. 8 points
    Stuie

    Red mullet September

  3. 7 points
    Mike Hall

    Trailer

    A big thank you to our Mr Hook for the loan of his trailer and help in picking my boat up 🙂
  4. 7 points
    plaicemat

    Just sayin'

    Yesterday I had a repair to do to a trim tab before I could get out but Cobbs put Stingray on a work stand as soon as I arrived and I was afloat by 09.30. Tried a spot given to me by Stuie where he said I would bag up on mackerel - nadah - not a sign of mackerel; what a difference a day or two makes. Carried on to my favoured spot and enjoyed a very pleasant day with plaice coming along each drift apart from a quiet spell early afternoon when ithe wind got up a bit and it got a little lumpy. I must have had about 18 - 20 fish with only 3 undersize and a nice half dozen over my self imposed keeping size of 15 inches (with Brexit coming up, I'm practicing my Imperial units) for meals this week. Shirt sleeve order so, all in all, a good day.
  5. 7 points
    Rob

    Air show antics

    Not a catch report as such so putting it in the lounge section! Yesterday I headed to Mudeford for 8:30 as this was low tide, 0.6 I think. Knew we would have a wait, but got time to get boat ready and beat the rush. Took a non angling friend as we were meeting both our families at the beach where we have access to a beach hut. We were 3td at the slip, 2 jetskis were even more keen!!! We launched first in to 9" water, just enough to float, but use the car to pull the trailer from under JoJo no worries. By the time I had parked, Locked up trailer had a coffee, we had just enough water to float out. Jetskis were still struggling/waiting, I guess they don't want to suck the mud and gravel up! We pottered out to the run. Were we found plenty of water over the bar (for us). And off, we headed to coastguard hut for macs, then the outlets and still none! My crew (little Nick) managed a couple, I got a gar that tried to tangle my feathers, but a good shake and it in rolled, unhooked and dropped back in, result! Time to head to the beach just after 10 as the kids, wives, nicks extended family (about 20 in total) were there and setup. We got nice and close in, well, close enough that the do-nut could be used as a tender on a rope! I think that's 60' tow rope and we have 3.5ft under us. We ferried some kids out to JoJo (including a plate of bacon baps!!!) To take them for a ride. It was a bit choppy for the kids to stay in the tube long, but they enjoyed it all the same. I did a couple of feathering trips out with a few peeps, I managed a couple and various gurnard were landed. Great time was had by me and the kids. What I did note, is that without the rope ladder on the stern side cleat, JoJo is a pain to climb back on to. I tried climbing on the OB and pulling myself up (there was a bit of a swell pushing on to the beach) but there is not a lot to hold on to - could do with a handle on top of the cowling!!! I was a little concerned about getting my trailer out when arriving back at Mudeford. Luckily I had placed it close to the high water mark and only one small trailer had to be dragged to the side for retrieval. But with the water highat just after 5, there was no room to turn the car around on the beach. However, all was good, managed to complete retrieval with trailer hooked to the car which is always easier. Someone offers if I wanted a hand (as I had left nick at the beach and livvy was my only help). Nice offer but as per most of us trailer sailors, we have our own way and I have done this more times that I can remember. Anyway by the time this guy had unlocked his trailer we were driving up the slip to go find a quiet spot to tie down. Super day / weather and some macs for lunch today, result. And to ensure all the buoyancy aids are clean, dry and ok to pack away for another year!!!
  6. 7 points
    Rob

    Air show antics

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  7. 6 points
    Reel Wizzard

    one bass a day from October

    Looks like one bass a day from October 1st, may be we could have a late competition after all ?
  8. 6 points
    Brian

    Australian surgeons

    Australian joke... Five Aussie surgeons from big cities are discussing what type of person makes the best patient to operate on. The first surgeon, from Brisbane, says, "I like to see accountants on my operating table because when you open them up, everything inside is numbered." The second, from Perth, responds, "Yeah, but you should try electricians! Everything inside them is co lour coded." The third surgeon, from Adelaide , says, "No, I really think librarians are the best! Everything inside them is in alphabetical order." The fourth surgeon, from Sydney chimes in: "You know, I like construction workers...Those guys always understand when you have a few parts left over.' But the fifth surgeon, from Melbourne , shut them all up when he observed: 'You're all wrong. Politicians are the easiest to operate on. There's no guts, no heart, no balls, no brains, and no spine... Plus, the head and the arse are interchangeable.’
  9. 4 points
    Coddy

    Just sayin'

    Just goes to show that joining the best club has its benefits
  10. 4 points
    Oli

    one bass a day from October

    A load more free lunches and another set of guidelines I expect.
  11. 4 points
    Tiddler

    Hello

    Welcome to the club Matt, As I understood the rules . . . . . . . you CAN'T keep any Bass whether from boat or shore for the whole year. I expect I'll be corrected on this if I'm wrong. Anyway . . . . . . Have fun. there's other fish out there ( although I can never find them ) Jim
  12. 3 points
    Brian

    Trump

  13. 3 points
    lofty

    Southbourne today

    https://loftykayakangler.wordpress.com/2017/07/25/a-day-on-the-ray/ Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
  14. 3 points
    Newboy

    bass netters caught

    Pho.....For a minute I thought it's those bloody Chinese again😁
  15. 3 points
    Brian

    Toothpaste

  16. 3 points
    gjb

    Hello

    sorry no bass at all this year where ever you are unless you are in the supermarket graham
  17. 2 points
    charlieannear

    one bass a day from October

    It's pretty clear. We aren't allowed to take any Bass. But it will be discussed later this month. If we are allowed to take Bass after that we'll be notified by the official bodies. Probably not via memes with typos on Facebook. [emoji6] Sent from my SM-J530F using Tapatalk
  18. 2 points
    charlieannear

    one bass a day from October

    Hold your horse mackerels everyone. It’s not genuine... yet. However, it is being discussed later this month, so might happen. AT are asking people to support them in their campaign for this and provide a template letter to write to your MP, here: https://www.anglingtrust.net/news.asp?itemid=4563&itemTitle=Angling+Trust+calls+for+Bass+Bag+Limit+to+be+restored&section=29&sectionTitle=Angling+Trust+News Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  19. 2 points
    Tiddler

    one bass a day from October

    Tut Tut Oli
  20. 2 points
    plaicemat

    one bass a day from October

    They have worked it out but don't have the balls to take on the French fishermen and we all know what happens when they get pissed off. The RSA's don't directly make any money for the governments and, unfortunately, have very little political clout. Do we have enough boats to block ports or harass the bass fishing boats while they are working? Possibly but, of course, if we did, we would be arrested, unlike the other lot.
  21. 2 points
    Maverick

    one bass a day from October

    Gee thanks EU, so now you know we the RSA's are not inflicting as much damage as you thought on bass stocks who are?? Perhaps they need a rocket scientist to work it out
  22. 2 points
    jerry.shutter

    Air show antics

    Great picture of top angler with Gurnard and swimming goggles😀😀
  23. 2 points
    Rob

    Air show antics

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  24. 2 points
    Hooky

    Trailer

    Give me a ring Mike , I have one to borrow (its all fine) you will need a plate board
  25. 1 point
    jerry.shutter

    one bass a day from October

    Great news if correct guys, perhaps a ban on Plaice, Black Bream and other species would be a better idea?Thats the commercials I mean, everyone has to make a living but it’s getting ridiculous for the future, or am I over reacting????? More bass everywhere than anything else. Yes they are slow growing but being boatless this year and hearing and seeing what people are notcatching it’s very scary. From what I understand Brexit is not going to help the sea at all???
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